72 Amazing Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

A Maleden leather travel journal - Epic Amazon Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

The older I get, the more I prefer to do more of my gift shopping online! If you’re looking for gifts for travel lovers like me, this guide is full of my personal travel essentials plus a few extra items I’m currently coveting. ... Read more »

The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Taiwan

Taiwanese Oolong Tea - The Best Souvenirs to Buy in Taiwan

Pete and I loved our all-too-brief visit to Taiwan a couple of years back. We bought home Taiwanese oolong tea and pineapple cakes, but wish we’d known to look out for the rest of these great souvenir suggestions from fellow travel bloggers. ... Read more »

The Little Ships Restaurant & Cafe, Ramsgate

The Little Ships opened its doors earlier this summer, and is already a popular addition to Ramsgate’s restaurant arena. It’s owned and run by the Royal Harbour Hotel, where we stayed during our visit and is their second restaurant after The Empire Room. Offering all day dining, customers can order from a dedicated brunch menu until noon, ... Read more »

Dinner at The Hardwick in Abergavenny

mousse, honeycomb and Pembrokeshire sea salt caramel sauce at The Hardwick

The Hardwick in Abergavenny is one of Monmouthshire’s most lauded restaurants. Run by owner and chef Stephen Terry, the gastropub offers modern British dishes (with a Mediterranean influence) using high quality local produce. We visit for a celebratory dinner and are not disappointed. ... Read more »

Our Favourite Traditional Restaurant in Venice

Mixed cold cured meats - Nevodi, a fantastic traditional restaurant in Venice's laidback Castello district.

Although we had several fantastic meals during our week-long visit to Venice, there was one restaurant that we enjoyed so much we booked a return visit for dinner on our last night. In my previous posts, I’ve talked about how to find great food in Venice, shared our favourite places to eat cicchetti, and favourite ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Open Your Mind

"If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food, it's a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move." ~ Anthony Bourdain

“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” ~ Anthony Bourdain ... Read more »

Recipe: Marmite Chicken (Crispy Chicken, Marmite and Soy Sauce with Sweet Cucumber and Wakame Pickle)

Marmite Chicken Recipe from The Japanese Larder by Luiz Hara | Bringing Japanese Ingredients Into Your Everyday Cooking

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Recently, I reviewed the The Japanese Larder , the second book by chef, food writer and supperclub host Luiz Hara. Good news: I have permission to share three great recipes from the book with my readers. Here’s the first, for Luiz’ Marmite chicken. Coming soon, Japanese style mabo dofu and Yuzu rhubarb crumble. This is one of ... Read more »

Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour Hotel

Close up of Georgian terrace including Royal Harbour Hotel and The Empire Room restaurant in Ramsgate

Just two hours from London by road, less by train, Ramsgate in Kent is a great choice for a weekend break in the UK. Full of beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture, with a pretty harbour and compact town centre, Ramsgate will appeal to those who love beautiful coastlines, military and naval history, and browsing in ... Read more »